Vegetarian & Vegan 16

Vegetarian/Vegan Marshmallows, i.e. marshmallows without gelatin

Laura D. | Apr 20, 201205:23 AM

I'm thrilled that Chowhound has added this board. While I've been involved in previous discussions about this topic on the homecooking board, I thought I'd post something here too, since it might appeal more to this audience. Does anyone have a tried and true recipe for vegetarian or vegan marshmallows? I am a ovo-lacto vegetarian, so I am not opposed to a recipe with egg whites which would be vegetarian. However, I understand that perhaps I might have more luck trying to find a vegan recipe without any eggs. The bottom line, though, is that I'm looking for something that utilizes a gelling agent other than gelatin. Over the years I've tried pectin, agar-agar, xanthan gum, etc. and have had very minimal success. My best attempts lost their shape after a day or two, while my worst attempts never solidified at all and were a disgusting grey color. I'm less obsessed than I used to be with finding a recipe, thanks to Sweet and Sara and Dandies, but I still would love to conquer this challenge. Thanks!

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